perkri

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Dust cover up or down?
Don’t have, and don’t use a dust cover.    Will likely get one made for my TT to keep the dust off when not in use, but seeing as how it is used daily, it will be spending the bulk of its time stored near by.    Suspect if I get  one made, it wi... 
180g … It’s All Hype !
There are some labels that are to be avoided at all cost. There are some that are safe bets - many listed above. Buy from them, and you will likely not be disappointed. if it’s a record I really love, I keep buying the same used recording over a... 
American Made Audio Products
@darkj    I think the list is a cool thing. Especially for the smaller, lesser known manufacturers. There is some amazing gear being produced by lesser know folks who need some online exposure to help their product be known by the consuming publ... 
American Made Audio Products
@larsman    Im not against US made product by any stretch. In fact 90% of my gear is North American made. French CD player, 1959 restored/rebuilt Swiss turntable and a danish phono cartridge are the exceptions. If I were to replace anything in ... 
American Made Audio Products
@ieales    Your point?  
American Made Audio Products
@darkj    Guess my point is, who cares where it’s made? Everything is from everywhere now a days :) A product should succeed or fail based on its merits, not because of where it’s made.  
American Made Audio Products
Does the metal, plastic and wood materials also have to come from the US in order for it to be Made In USA?  
Damping Factor
Speaker designs changed when solid state amps became popular and power was no longer a big concern. Smaller enclosures, lower efficiency and much higher Xmax in the LF drivers. All of a sudden cones were moving a lot. Stopping them from moving was... 
Let me end the Premp/Amplifier sound debate ...
If all amps at a certain level all sound the same, why does anyone bother auditioning them?  
Your experience with these power cables?
Not bad!    You got close to 10 useful responses before the choir chimed in.  
Is there a solid fuse-like item that I can use in place of a fuse, to bypass it?
Bad idea. The fuses are there to protect your equipment.  Get a decent fuse in there. Ignore the statements from the highly educated cakyol about fuses and certainly do not pay heed to his justification of hardwiring your amp to the circuit brea... 
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
Only piece of Mac gear I ever owned was an MC240. Sold it 25 years ago. Regret selling it to this day…  
How many turntables have you owned?
Six Realistic LAB-400 Rega P3 Clearaudio Concept Lenco L70 (current an only one in use) 2 Lenco L75’s - about to be rebuilt/modded  L70 that is in use, and heavily modded is far better (kinda obvious, I know) than any of the prior ones. The ... 
Audio nonsense
There are a lot of phonies here, that is for sure. Fauci, ain’t one of them Would appear that the naysayers are engaged in hypocrisy. A lot of that floating about in the world lately… They only think their systems sound good because they have a c... 
To Buy or to DIY, here is my question
These were the second pair of speakers I built. They were built for a friend. He was needing to keep himself busy while dealing with cancer. I convinced him to get a new pair of speakers so as to inject some new interest in his system and thereby ...